Thursday, December 13, 2012

Birth of a Novel 12/13/12

What a good week! I feel like there were days I accomplished a lot, and others where I didn't. Life!

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Last Week's Goals:
1. I really need to come up with a birthday present for my hubby. And a really good Christmas present. (Still a big blank! I hope the new leather couch and loveseat will count for this since he picked them.)
2. Get back to the gym! Check! I did a mile and two classes on Monday and could barely walk on Tuesday. Did yoga on Wednesday, and plan on running today, water aerobics tomorrow.
3. Write 4 new scenes for Search for Knowledge: action scene with Landry, the new nightmare, the Code, and the ship. Um, Fail. But there's a good reason, see below.
4. Pull out Fade Into Me and re-evaluate what needs to be done. It was actually in pretty good shape. In fact I had already rewritten the first 80 pages out of the 147 I had. I got this crazy idea that maybe I can finish the rewrite this month, get it to crit partners, and enter it in the ABNA at the end of January. Yeah, I know, but there isn't anything to lose by trying.
5. Complete 4 of the Blog Tour draft posts. I now have 15/34 blog posts written with 10 drafts in the queue. 5 of the remaining 20 will be book reviews, and 6 will be author interviews so I'm not doing too bad. I also put together the tour package for those participating. I know those #s don't add up, but some are combination posts.

This Week's Goals:
1. Work really hard on Fade Into Me. I'd like to add another 10K. Current word count is 24,267
2. Finish another 5 tour posts.
3. Contact those who offered to do Author Interviews and see if they will send the questions (Thank you to those of you that already have!)